HealthyWomen and Myovant Sciences Launch “Voices of Periods” to Fight Menstrual Stigma
- Six women reflect on their period experiences and journeys to self-advocacy in new video series
- Video stories and additional information about “Voices of Periods” now available on femaleforwardtogether.com
“I’m so grateful to these remarkable women for stepping up to fight the stigma around menstruation, one personal narrative at a time,” said
Six women with diverse backgrounds chose to tell their stories, which were developed in a virtual workshop with The Moth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building empathy in the world through the art and craft of true, personal storytelling. Each storyteller participated in a narrative workshop and received individual coaching, tools, and training to hone and record her story in a vivid, authentic style.
The videos cover common experiences of menstruation — curiosity, shock, shame — as well as medical conditions ranging from infertility to uterine fibroids to athletic amenorrhea. They also highlight related challenges women face when they lack adequate support, be it physical, social, or emotional.
“‘Voices of Periods’ reminds us how important it is to listen directly to women and to understand their individual experiences,” said
The initiative also encourages others to share their period stories with the hashtag #VoicesOfPeriods, or through HealthyWomen’s Real Women, Real Stories platform.
Both HealthyWomen and
Visit femaleforwardtogether.com for the video stories and additional information about “Voices of Periods.”
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About Myovant Sciences
Myovant Sciences aspires to redefine care for women and for men through purpose-driven science, empowering medicines, and transformative advocacy. We have one FDA-approved medicine, ORGOVYX™ (relugolix), for adult patients with advanced prostate cancer. Our lead product candidate, relugolix combination tablet (relugolix 40 mg, estradiol 1.0 mg, and norethindrone acetate 0.5 mg), is under regulatory review in Europe and the U.S. for women with uterine fibroids and is under development for women with endometriosis. We are also developing MVT-602, an oligopeptide kisspeptin-1 receptor agonist, which has completed a Phase 2a study for female infertility as part of assisted reproduction. Sumitovant Biopharma, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., is our majority shareholder. For more information, please visit our website at www.myovant.com. Follow @Myovant on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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